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Any thoughts on the Styer m9-a1?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ca-c54, Nov 23, 2007.

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  1. ca-c54

    ca-c54 Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    For some reason when I'm in the gun shop I'm always drawn to this gun.I like the way it looks and feels,but I don't know anything at all about them.I'm thinking about getting one for myself for Christmas but only if it's a decent gun.Do they have good customer service, are parts hard to come by?Please give me your opinions good or bad.Thanks.
  2. briang2ad

    briang2ad Member

    Sep 3, 2005
    They just aren't around!

    Went to the Dulles Expo show last week - 1000 tables. Not a SINGLE MA1. They are not very popular, because they aren't there - hence - it is hard to get folks to tell you about them. Try the Steyr forum.

    I like the looks, and they do feel good in the hand. But, that is all I know.
  3. ftierson

    ftierson Member.

    Sep 17, 2004
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I have an M9-A1, and I have to say that it's about the best buy available in the market today.

    The workmanship is superb, and it feels just about the best in the hand of any gun I've ever held (and that's a few). It's almost on par with a Beretta Cougar, feel-wise, and that's as good as it gets.

    Because there was a restructuring of the import arrangements, a large number of M9-A1 and M40-A1 pistols were put into the market at radically reduced prices (for example, you can currently get an M9-A1 from CDNN for $350). When the next batch hits the market, they'll be dramatically more expensive.

    I haven't looked very carefully at parts availability. I'm assuming that there shouldn't be problems in the immediate future. But, then again, I haven't broken anything. Just to be safe, it's a good idea to pick up a couple of extra 15rd mags while they're available (and CDNN has them right now too. They also have 10rd mags for those stuck in the occupied territories).

    Pick one up (both figuratively and literally).

    You'll love it...:)

  4. alucard0822

    alucard0822 Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    Westminster, MD
    awesome pistol, great price. I particularly thought the sights were interesting, kind of a triangle front, and two inwards pointing "wings" in the rear, really easy to get a quick line on target. Recoil was very light, and it was fairly accurate. The only reason I didn't buy it was due to the fairly dramatic grip angle, the same reason I don't care for glocks, they just feel uncomfortable.
  5. Hokkmike

    Hokkmike Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Sullivan County PA
    I have an M-40 (older model) Much maligned. I think it is one of the best made pistols I have ever owned. Extremely accurate. Reliability will be the thing to be discovered.
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